A review of theory and practice in scientometrics

@article{Mingers2015ARO,
  title={A review of theory and practice in scientometrics},
  author={John Mingers and Loet Leydesdorff},
  journal={Eur. J. Oper. Res.},
  year={2015},
  volume={246},
  pages={1-19}
}
  • John Mingers, Loet Leydesdorff
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Eur. J. Oper. Res.
  • Scientometrics is the study of the quantitative aspects of the process of science as a communication system. It is centrally, but not only, concerned with the analysis of citations in the academic literature. In recent years it has come to play a major role in the measurement and evaluation of research performance. In this review we consider: the historical development of scientometrics, sources of citation data, citation metrics and the “laws” of scientometrics, normalisation, journal impact… CONTINUE READING

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